Match Details

WI vs ZIM 2nd TEST, ZIM vs WI 2023

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ZIM 115(40.5)
West Indies won by an innings and 4 runs 🏆
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45th Over:
= 3
46th Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 4
This Over:
= 3


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So West Indies win this 2-match Test series by a margin of 1-0. Zimbabwe didn't bat well, especially in this match. So they need to go back to the drawing room and think about their future. Join us for more cricketing coverage around the world.

For now, this is me AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Ayan Chatterjee and Deepak Prakash, who, alongside our scorers/analysts Vishnu Verma and Yogesh Kumar, brought you all the live-action of this entertaining day's play. We will meet again in the next match. Until then, it is cheers! 
Kraigg Braithwaite has been presented with the Trophy, and West Indies players are now posing for the photographs. The celebration begins in Bulawayo.
Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies Captain): "Yes, very proud of the team. We had a plan and a good all-around performance. Going into today, we had to get the runs quickly. Despite the rains, the guys were great taking 10 wickets. Gudakesh was great. Then I think, the pacers bowled well. All of them bowled well. I also rolled my arms over. Yes, looking forward to the South Africa series. It will be a different challenge for us. Hope to do well. Thank you very much."  
Gudakesh Motie (Player of the match & Player of the series): "I am very happy about it and I was looking forward to it. I worked extremely hard to prepare for this series, and it paid off. I was quite thrilled since these tracks resemble the pitches in my country, so I just focused on practicing the fundamentals."
Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe Captain): "Yes, I know definitely. We won a good toss but needed to bat well and batted badly to play catch up. It was good to get some runs under the belt but unfortunately, the team lost. It is difficult. We had 10 days to get ready for this series. The preparation was good. We cannot treat it as an excuse. We missed Ballance and his stability and it showed his hole in the team. They have been tremendous. Innocent has got a lot of promise so have Brandon and then also Victor. We have domestic cricket coming up and see how it goes. Lots of things to look forward to for us."   
8:03 PM IST | It's time for the post-match presentations.
Earlier in the Test match, Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first. Apart from Innocent Kaia (38), Craig Ervine (22) and Donald Tiripano (23*), no one looked like batting for long and were bundled out for 115 runs in just 40.5 overs. Gudakesh Motie (14.5-4-37-7) was the star, scalping a seven wickets haul. Jason Holder (7-2-18-2) supported him with a couple of wickets. 

West Indies didn't get a good start, losing Kraigg Brathwaite early. Tagenarine Chanderpaul (36) and Raymon Reifer (53) stitched together 73 runs for the second wicket. Brandon Mavuta broke this stand with the wicket of Chanderpaul in the 28th over. Though Reifer and Jermaine Blackwood (22) looked good for a brief period, lost their wickets at the brink of stumps on day one, leaving the team struggling at 124/4. 

Day 2 saw Kyle Mayers (30) and Roston Chase (70) adding 60 runs for the fifth wicket. This was followed by another big partnership of 85 runs for the 6th wicket between Chase and Joshua Da Silva (44). But once both were dismissed in a matter of few balls, West Indies were folded out quickly.
7:48 PM IST | That is it for the match as West Indies seal the series with a massive win. West Indies win by an innings and 4 runs with more than 2 days remaining in this series decider!

After being trailing by 177 runs, Zimbabwe didn't get the start they needed as Tanunurwa Makoni and Chamu Chibhabha got out for just 1 run. Innocent Kaia (43) and Craig Ervine rebuilt the sinking ship with a partnership of 41 runs for the third wicket. But once Kaia was out to Gudakesh Motie in the 17th over, Zimbabwe started collapsing. 

Again it was Gudakesh Motie who ran through the middle and lower-order batters, skittling out Zimbabwe for 173 runs in 47.3 overs. Amidst the havoc, Ervine (72) notched up a fighting fifty but wasn't able to avoid the innings defeat. 

For West Indies, Gudakesh Motie (17.3-1-62-6) picked 6 wickets in the second innings and, in total, picked 13 wickets in the match. The match figures of 99/13 is the best for a West Indian spinner in Tests!

Earlier in the day, West Indies batted for just 11 balls, lost both of the remaining wickets and added just 2 runs. Victor Nyauchi (17.3-1-56-5) was the wrecker in chief, gaining his maiden five wickets haul in Tests. Brandon Mavuta (24-3-73-3) supported him with a three wickets haul.
Session by Session Day 3:

First Session: 15.5 overs | 48 runs | 4 wickets
Second Session: 31 overs | 112 runs | 5 wickets
Third Session: 2.3 overs | 15 runs | 3 wickets
47.3 G Motie to V Nyauchi
W WICKET! Tosses it up here, Victor comes down the track and misses. He is beaten in the flight and the keeper does the rest. Motie has six wickets to his name in this innings as the West Indies win this game by an innings and 4 runs. 
47.2 G Motie to T Chivanga
3 Fuller on the pads down the leg side, Chivanga sweeps it away to the fine leg region as they get three runs here. 
Big wicket! Gudakesh Motie with his second fifer of the match. A nicely played knock from the Zimbabwean skipper but he has to go...
47.1 G Motie to C Ervine
W WICKET! Full and straight angling in, Ervine looks to work it away across the line and misses. The ball hits the pads. Huge appeal and up goes the finger as Motie has 5 wickets here. This looks OUT and the finger goes up. Ervine departs here. 9 down for 170. 
Victor Nyauchi
Craig Ervine
Roston Chase
46.6 R Chase to C Ervine
1 Fuller length around off, Ervine goes inside out over extra cover region for a single.